GIS stands for geographic (or geospatial) information systems and is a powerful technological tool which can be used for studying a host of environmental and social problems. The number of applications for which it can be used are tremendous and are growing at a rapid pace. The technology includes many web-based applications (e.g., mapquest and terraserver) and is becoming a platform for interactive web-based exploration and education as well. Jack Dangermond, President of ESRI (makers of leading GIS software) will be presenting a lecture entitled "GIS Vision and Enabling Technology" on Thursday, March 8 at 1:30 in Fiedler Auditorium. I would encourage anyone with even a passive interest to attend.Jack Dangermond, President of Environmental Systems Research Institute(ESRI) - makers of ArcGIS software - will present a Provost Lecture onThursday, March 8 beginning at 1:30 in Fiedler Auditorium. The title of histalk is, "GIS Vision and Enabling Technology."
I plan to attend this lecture. GIS is so cool, and is really a fun and interesting way to explore and evaluate different aspects of your environment. I have used it to study river systems, assess effects of agriculture and land use change on water quality, evaluate soil erosion risks, and just make cool maps. Check it out :)!
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